Biography and History

William M. Sloane was a book publisher and president of the Association of American University Presses. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1906, he attended The Hill School and graduated from Princeton University in 1929. He was an editor at Longmans, Green & Co.; manager of the Fitzgerald Publishing Company, associate editor at Farrar & Rinehart; and vice president of Henry Holt & Company before founding his own publishing house, William Sloane Associates, Inc., in 1946. In 1952, he resigned and became editorial director of Funk & Wagnall's Company and then director of Rutgers University Press. Sloane then served as vice president and then president of the Association of American University Presses. He died in 1974.

Source: From the finding aid for C0236

  • William M. Sloane Papers. 1931-1979 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0236

    Consists primarily of correspondence of William M. Sloane during his publishing and editorial career, which is documented in several publishing files. These include papers of the Association of American University Presses when Sloane served as vice-president and president (1966, 1969-70); the Council on Books in Wartime; the Visiting Committee of American Book Publishers; and the publishing houses of Henry Holt and Company (1938-46) and William Sloane Associates (1946-52).